interlope

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Early 17th century, likely back-formation from interloper. Alternatively, directly formed as inter- +‎ lope (leap, jump)[1] – literally “to jump in”.

Verb[edit]

interlope (third-person singular simple present interlopes, present participle interloping, simple past and past participle interloped)

  1. To intrude, meddle, or trespass in others' affairs.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ interlope” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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